The happiest places to live in Britain consisted of residents feeling safe, friendly with their neighbours, and living in an area that have low crime-rates.
Provident Personal Credit surveyed 2,642 people in a new report entitled “Unbroken Britain” and residents were asked to rate on a scale of 1-10 on how they felt within their community.
The questions ranged from rating overall happiness to whether they feel there was a strong sense of community, or if they have any complaints about their neighbours.
Take a look what towns and cities made the top 11 happiest places to live in the UK:
- Plymouth — 7.13. Residents barely have any complaints about their neighbours, with only parking spaces being their biggest bug bear.
- Coventry — 7.19. 75% say there is a strong sense of community in Coventry and over half of residents say they would not consider moving from the area.
- Brighton and Hove — 7.21. A majority of residents are proud of the local area and over 57% say they would invite neighbours round for food and drinks.
- Manchester — 7.22. A majority of residents say they use the local amenities, are involved within the community, and that the place is very friendly.
- Aberystwyth —7.24. Over 80% of residents say they get along with their immediate neighbours and over 70% feel proud of their local area.
- Swansea — 7.3. 92% of residents in the coastal city in Wales say the area is so friendly that people will greet you in the street.
- Aberdeen — 7.34. There is a strong sense of community in the Scottish region as three-quarters of residents say they would look after their neighbours’ homes while they are away, while 60% said they would even help with the DIY.
- Gloucester — 7.39. 86% of residents say they get along with their immediate neighbours and nearly 60% are proud of their local area.
- York — 7.39. The walled city in northern England is deemed one of the friendliest places to live in Britain with very little crime to contend with.
- Wrexham — 7.46. The largest town in north Wales is considered by residents to have a strong sense of community and was ranked as one of the safest areas to live in Britain.
- Worcester — 7.47. The picturesque city ranked highly across all categories from cleanliness, to safety and friendliness, to a strong sense of community.